In Memoriam: Kenneth Brock (Oct. 8, 1951 – Jan. 25, 2023)

February 2023 Posted in Obituary

Kenneth Brock, 71, of Silverton, Oregon, passed away on Jan. 25, 2023 at home, peacefully, with family surrounding him. 

Ken was born on Oct. 8, 1951 in Tempe, Arizona to Donna (Brock) King and Robert King. He attended Most Holy Trinity Grade School in Phoenix, Arizona and graduated from high school in Molalla, Oregon where he met his wife, Karen, on the first day of their freshman year. They were married in 1970. After graduation, Ken attended Clackamas Community College and studied business. He joined the Army National Guard in May 1971. 

He started his career in the building materials industry at Copeland Lumber in 1973. He continued working at Keith Brown Building Materials and with Withers Lumber Company up until his retirement in 2018. He was an active member of the First Christian Church, Molalla Volunteer Fire Department and Rotary. After moving to Silverton, he continued in the Silverton Fire Department and Kiwanis Club. 

He is survived by his bride of 52 years, Karen; sons, Ryan Brock (Heather) and Erick Brock of Silverton; daughter, Stefanie Ulloa (Raul) of Silverton; 12 grandchildren and two great grandsons; sister, Gail Barth of Indianapolis; brothers, Dell King of Beavercreek and Jerry King of Florida; and sister, Ida Cochell of Hermiston. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Bob and Donna King, and his brother, David Brock. 

A Celebration of Life was held at First Christian Church in Silverton on Feb. 4. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to First Christian Church Youth Activities. 

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